The postcode lottery system of social care is all set to be ended by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley from 2015 in England as he pledges to impose a national minimum eligibility threshold.
For ensuring that people who shift their place of stay continue to receive care, around £12.5 million a year will be made available. Reassessment by their new local authority is also awaited.
Campaigners who are seeking reforms will welcome the both measures that are to be included in the Government's Care and Support White Paper on Wednesday. There is still no surety of the issue as ministers have failed to give any assurances over finding the £1.7 billion-a-year required to rescue the ailing care system.
Who qualifies for the care will be decided by town halls but they will not be able to turn away anyone from 2015.
Lansley said, "No one should fear moving house or areas because they are worried that they will lose out on vital care and support. By bringing in measures to ensure continuity of care when people move, they will no longer feel trapped."
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